Comic Review: Mister Nipples

Published: March, 2020
Written by: Jeff Wysaski, Katrin Davis
Art by: Several Monkeys

Obvious Plant, 28 Pages

Review:

I’ve been a fan of Obvious Plant for quite some time. If you don’t know what that is, you should look it up, it’s well worth your time. Well, assuming you have a great sense of humor.

I never anticipated them doing a comic book tie-in to one of their parody toys, however. So since I’ve enjoyed what they do I thought that buying this would help them out and I figured I’d enjoy it just like I enjoy their other humorous projects.

The comic is designed to look like something from the Golden Age. The hero is a descendant of Samson and gets his super strength from the nipples that cover his body. That’s all the explanation you get and frankly, it’s all you need, as the Golden Age of comic heroes didn’t try to explain away the impossible.

Anyway, I really dug the art style and thought it matched the era it was drawing inspiration from.

Additionally, the stories were amusing and I liked the dialogue, as the entire book was written in a similar style to the captions featured on Obvious Plant’s parody products. It’s made to read like it is poorly translated English from a non-English speaker.

Overall, this is a novelty product but it’s a really cool one that I’m glad I bought because I also assume it’s really limited.

Rating: 5.75/10
Pairs well with: other comedy or parody comics, especially those that resemble the Golden Age.

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From Cartoonist Kayfabe’s YouTube description: What’s an outlaw comic? Ed Piskor and Jim Rugg attempt to answer that question as they examine this misunderstood comic book subgenre. Outlaws comics are a strain of offensive, ink-drenched, violence-soaked indie comics began to spread through the direct market in the 80s and 90s. These comics featured nightmarish visions of graphic torment far beyond the vanilla, Comics-Code-approved 4-color fantasies. Welcome to comic book hell!